What Causes Mass Shootings? | The Daily Show

  • Published: 06 August 2019
  • Trevor takes a closer look at the roles that anti-immigrant rhetoric, violent video games, internet hate groups and mental illness play in the U.S.’s gun violence epidemic – and, of course, the guns themselves.

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  • Akmal Hafiz
    Akmal Hafiz  1 days back

    Only one word can describe why mass shooting happened, Guns.

    You can have a mass shooting if you don't have any guns. Think about it.

    • JF_Games4Dayz _
      JF_Games4Dayz _  2 days back

      What causes mass shooting? Medication, retards, and criminally insane. Guns don’t cause them the fuck behind the gun causes it.

      • I'm GoingSolo
        I'm GoingSolo  2 days back

        In 2019, the United States had 249 mass shootings, while Mexico had three, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Brazil and Canada had one

        • Google User
          Google User  2 days back

          Gun free zones in FACT cause 97% of shootings!!!!
          That is 100% FACT!!!#

          • G Money
            G Money  2 days back

            Someone says mass shooting is a white mans game. Yet if you compile a list of all the mass shooters of 2019, most of them are non-white.handguns cause more mass shootings than the AR-15. Silly simple minded media. I have a picture with every spree shooter of 2019 in America. The video was removed from YouTube because it’s too close to home. Bitchute is where we’re going. Trevor Noah is funny....is what people say. I don’t see it.

            • ejune98
              ejune98  2 days back

              What causes mass shooting? Morons blame on others when you can just ban the guns

              • Warmblood Studios
                Warmblood Studios  3 days back

                Those shootings was so beast

                • crtclub30
                  crtclub30  3 days back

                  I keep saying stop bullying these white kids they have guns!

                  • Non simp god
                    Non simp god  3 days back

                    I play madden all the time guess I’m gonna be an all star football player

                    • Nomen Nescio
                      Nomen Nescio  3 days back

                      Not sure here but starting to think that USA is the only country you can buy guns and vegetables in the same store.

                      • endre seim
                        endre seim  3 days back

                        What about anxiety, the environment they live in, child abuse, social exclusion, loneliness and anger. How About looking at the school system and society?

                        • Envy
                          Envy  3 days back

                          I play forza, does that mean I can be a nascar driver now?

                          • Justice4Ever
                            Justice4Ever  4 days back

                            I have played violent video games my entire life and I suffer from mental illness and I have not shot up anywhere. When I was in high school, the people who would always get in fights never played video games and frequently boasted about killing things.

                            However, we need better mental healthcare in this country. Particularly for men, alot of men feel like they have no one to go for when they are suffering and often times society just write them off with little to no help.

                            • Barbara Meza
                              Barbara Meza  4 days back

                              I'm not saying videogames create murderers, remember that, but if you play Pes or FIFA games is because you are keen on soccer, and let's face it, it's our way to feel we have the skill of the character we're playing with. Same thing with COD games don't tell me you buy those every year because of the story XD. I'm not saying you like killing but the same rule applies, some part of you wants to feel the closest to being in Irak without the potential death factor. Otherwise what is the purpose of VR if not *IMMERSION*. Games don't create murderers but it's a *small* motivator for doing or achieving things, from learning Ronaldinho's bicycle to, (for unstable people), take that gun and shoot someone.

                              • Barbara Meza
                                Barbara Meza  4 days back

                                - So there was a school shooting today?
                                - Yes
                                - Ok, what's this all about a math test?

                                • Imelda Chen
                                  Imelda Chen  4 days back

                                  IT'S SO DUMD AND FRUSTRATING. The whole cause of this is gun and yes it is that simple so America pls make a stringent gub=n control or even ban!

                                • persimmon
                                  persimmon  5 days back

                                  Mass Shooting occurs*
                                  Teacher: Alright class. We got another mass shooting. You know the drill.
                                  Students groan*
                                  Student: Another one? There was one last month.
                                  Teacher: Listen Jimmy, this doesn't happen because I want it. Let's just get this over with.

                                  • Munchies The Photographer

                                    Last sentece is true, I've been thinking about go downtown and kill lots of fucking hipster people, what stops me? I don't have a gun and if I go out with a knife i would probably kill one or two people, fuck that, I'm not going to kill myself just for 2 people, I need more than 50 and for that I need an AR

                                    • Makyou Kun
                                      Makyou Kun  5 days back

                                      Because its the law who give the rights to have a gun... If they ban it... Maybe the mass shooter never happen or at least reduce

                                      • CubeMster
                                        CubeMster  5 days back

                                        Here we go, blame video games, because that worked well the first time the media tried to label gamers as the devil. Video games don't create mass shooters. The problem is culture and mental health. People are the problem.

                                        • Patricia Lucious
                                          Patricia Lucious  5 days back

                                          Let’s u know that Esau is the one shooting and shooting.

                                          • Patricia Lucious
                                            Patricia Lucious  5 days back

                                            If u admit It u’ll b like us blk folk that The Most High Yah is at work here takin Esau off this planet in MANY WAYS one by one by one.

                                            • Patricia Lucious
                                              Patricia Lucious  5 days back

                                              The Good thing abt that is that Esau is killing Esau.

                                              • Chester Shoeberry
                                                Chester Shoeberry  6 days back

                                                Not even controlling gun laws and pointing fingers at video games. Thats like if the purge was real and you blamed it on people who talk about the purge.

                                                • Trevor Singh
                                                  Trevor Singh  6 days back

                                                  Rubbish statement. I play lots of violent video games and I have no desire to own a gun. Since mental health care is too expensive the US should control who gets a gun. In the process of screening the mental ill applicants will be detected.

                                                  • KLM NOP
                                                    KLM NOP  6 days back

                                                    Wow when I read the title I already knew the answer: guns! I wasn't surprised when he confirmed it in the end of the video... Just take Japan as an example: not even cops have guns, so it's impossible to kill or be killed by them. Simple like that!

                                                    • Slev
                                                      Slev  6 days back

                                                      You cannot possible say that one reason is enough to make you a mass murderer. it's the same reason as many have for taking heavy drugs or joining a criminal gang or taking your own life. But the real reason why the shootings are increasing is because something as simple as peer pressure. if you see someone else do it, it will be more ok than before

                                                      • Slev
                                                        Slev  6 days back

                                                        Well, in a society like this, Where class and appearance is everything i think it's odd we don't have more people like them. Much of the worlds population is in pain and the best middle class people can do is tweet and post stupid shit about it. When every horrible act possible is encouraged and praised as long as it's against a white man or any kind of ugly outcast, it's completely ok. It'd be socially accepted to throw some of these people in the trash, take their money, piss on them and post it on FB with many likes and jokes made about the person. People act like they're not selfish but this is an ERA of the most egoistic and self-centered people with HPD there can be.

                                                        Since there are so many people in US that has perfect lives and some that we intentionally push aside to focus on the more obvious victims that aren't really victims at all. We get people that do mass shootings because their lives don't matter to the world, hence the person also knows his life doesn't matter. kill yourself or go out with a boom. Whatever works because they don't know any better since we gave them that life knowing they'd never be nothing more then angry and sad all the time never even knowing what happiness means. Nowdays almost everyone who had a good life with minor problems become true monsters inside.

                                                        While these people watch the world and everyone around them be happy. I'd be really surprised that they would keep the charade going for no other reason then the biggest myth of all. IT'S GONNA GET BETTER. When really, it will never get better for these people since we got to many self-rightous social media whores only caring about how everything looks from their point of view! That don't mean i justify his actions but saying it's obvious that he did what he did, taking that he is a human like the rest of us.

                                                        We have to help these tortured souls before this happens, now the only logical thing is to just put him down. TBH i'd rather not give a fuck about 17 brats that died when the planet is obviously overpopulated with brats. There are more people that need griefing than these top class brats.

                                                        This scenario could be applied to 20dogs that live in the same house with the same trainer. The trainer treating 19 of them like princesses and the 1 outcast dog get treated very aggressively, like shit meanwhile forcing the outcast dog to act like the other 19. Giving the 19 better and more food while the outcast dog gets no food, but only once a week. The outcast dog will succumb to extreme depression, it will start to grow hate/grudge on the other 19 and eventually go on a rage against them. 1 painful day for some can feel like a lifetime for others.

                                                        • Dino Soprano
                                                          Dino Soprano  6 days back

                                                          Nobody causes them. They're all fake.

                                                          • Imran Syed
                                                            Imran Syed  7 days back

                                                            Pornography causes mass shootings

                                                            • phoenixmaster13
                                                              phoenixmaster13  7 days back

                                                              Well Japan has one of the tightest gun laws in the world, maybe that is a point? But they have a lot of suicides. So the gun is only a tool not the root of the problem.

                                                              • Eric Cartman
                                                                Eric Cartman  7 days back

                                                                IMMIGRANT SHOOTS A HISPANIC IMMIGRANT IRONY?? MUCH..

                                                                • bastooo3
                                                                  bastooo3  1 weeks back

                                                                  People may not seem mentally ill, but in fact most modern people are mentally ill (and don't even recognize it). Because consumerism, stupidity, shallowness, superficiality, religion - with the media feeding us all this daily - make us numb. Empathy is an option, Egoism is the way to go in capitalism. That's basically where it all starts, imo. Also, a country with such an intense gun culture, blaming the violence on virtual guns is just absurd. My heart would probably go pumping as fukk, if I were about to fire a real gun. It's not normal for the average person. This is what desensitizes you. They are so easily available and you still wonder? Sure, there are also clinical psychopaths - but I think nowhere else is it as easy to go on a killing streak... sorry 4u folks, shoot me if I'm wrong.

                                                                  • Antonio Renteria
                                                                    Antonio Renteria  1 weeks back

                                                                    idk whats more disturbing, the amount of mass shootings were getting, or our reaction to them.

                                                                    • Strothy2
                                                                      Strothy2  1 weeks back


                                                                      • 37 73
                                                                        37 73  1 weeks back

                                                                        6:06 there most impactive example of "think before you speak"

                                                                        • Montrell Cohill
                                                                          Montrell Cohill  1 weeks back

                                                                          U cant blame social media because these types of things r psychological. Social media is only an optional bridge that people take when they're lookin for answers. News is also an element so u could as well shut teens from everything but the negativity is still there, and when there is a flame there is an inferno being birthed

                                                                          • mysterious world
                                                                            mysterious world  1 weeks back

                                                                            speaking of south korea .. they have massive suicidal rate in the world
                                                                            small part of it are celebrities
                                                                            my english sucks

                                                                            • bom
                                                                              bom  1 weeks back

                                                                              This guy sux

                                                                              • tollyran
                                                                                tollyran  1 weeks back

                                                                                CIrcumcision=SCHOOL SHOOTINGS

                                                                                • shane o neill
                                                                                  shane o neill  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Your right to bear arms fucking stupid, specially assault rifles and blame video games, blame the dumbass law that puts guns in there hands, and america never had guns, the english brought guns to kill your natives guys learn your history

                                                                                  • Mehvish Asif
                                                                                    Mehvish Asif  1 weeks back

                                                                                    1:42 So.... basically my fbi sleeps on his shift? Nice...

                                                                                    • Ahmad Mourad
                                                                                      Ahmad Mourad  1 weeks back

                                                                                      I burn trolls in Skyrim and honestly I'd do it in real life but I can't find any trolls or dragons..... Soon enough

                                                                                      • Aiman Anuar 69
                                                                                        Aiman Anuar 69  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Me : *play game*
                                                                                        People : *dOn'T plAy gaMe!! YOu mIghT KilL peOplE!!!*

                                                                                        • ragnorock cookie
                                                                                          ragnorock cookie  1 weeks back

                                                                                          You know what even more sad. we know how to fix the problem but we do not act on it.

                                                                                          • Haitian To Nice
                                                                                            Haitian To Nice  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Band video games then. If that is the truth.

                                                                                            • Malec Foster
                                                                                              Malec Foster  1 weeks back

                                                                                              A weapon in the wrong hands, to anyone, kills or severely injured people. Bad people do bad things just like good ppl do good things. Its terrible that these shootings happen but, thts why you have a firearm to defend yourself. I have a wife and 3 kids, if someone comes to my family to cause bodily harm tht firearm i have will help with protecting my family.

                                                                                              • Nordic Imperial
                                                                                                Nordic Imperial  1 weeks back

                                                                                                8 Chan is ran by the FBI to do these acts. 4 Chan is ran by citizen of the internet of the world. 2 Chan Japanese anime and news